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Resource ID: #23492
Subject: Justice
Source: Dallas Morning News
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Date: 11/11/2007; 11/12/2007; 11/13/2007; 11/14/2007; 11/15/2007

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An investigation into Texas's justice system revealed that at least 120 killers were put on probation instead of required to spend time in prison. Texas employs a legal system which "scholars nationwide diagnosed as broken," in which juries made sentencing decisions based "as much on likes and dislikes as on facts." Also, judges repeatedly gave freed killers a second chance on probation violations because "they viewed probation as a chance for reform, not punishment."

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